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Hallmarks of the New Global Era — Implications are Unclear.

               The issues of globalization, the digital revolution, global institutions, finance and trade, economic integration and political division, and tension between cooperation and conflict are hallmarks of the 21st century. Martin Wolfe has in his own brilliant manner laid … Continue reading

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“That Used to Be Us” — Get Back to Our Values, Job Creation and Today’s Global System.

Here are many of the major points that are made in the new book by Tom Friedman and Mike Mandelbaum, THAT USED TO BE US (2012). They have been made before but they should be repeated until they sink in.  … Continue reading

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State Incentives & Global Trade – Poor Accountability & Corporate Welfare? — No.

Weak economic performance over the last decade has prompted states to become more aggressive in their economic development efforts to attract foreign firms, investment, and jobs. Critics argue that state incentives to attract foreign firms amount to corporate welfare. These … Continue reading

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Reshoring, Corporate Strategy & Globalization — Overriding Low Wages & Low Taxes? …. Not Likely.

Over the last two years the Boston Consulting Group published two studies assessing global business strategy and leadership in the era of globalization. Two salient conclusions jump out from these studies. One, U.S. firms are likely to return some off-shore manufacturing … Continue reading

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